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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Nashua High School South is an above average, public school located in Nashua, NH. It has 1,790 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About Nashua High School South...
School District
Nashua School District
Address
36 Riverside Dr.
Nashua, NH 03062
Telephone
(603) 589-4311
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Nashua High School South Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
321 responses
Average ACT
30
54 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$70,316
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Spirit weeks
    18%
  • Senior cafe (lunch section for seniors)
    18%
  • Sports Events
    14%
  • Hypnotist shows
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Powder Puff football
    11%
  • Santa Fund concert (chorus charity event)
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,790
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,392
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,605/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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The academics and teachers who educate students at Nashua High South are excellent. The CTE programs that offer career readiness and insight to fields of study are unlike any other school district and truly allow students to differentiate their studies into subjects that will positively impact their future. For instance, students can earn certification for trades that can instantly be used in the job field (such as HVAC, Electric and many others) and others offer college credits through dual enrollment through local universities (Rivier and Nashua Community College) that will help a student prepare for their intended occupations of choice. The sports at NHSS have not been successful as of recent and it has a negative impact on attendance and spirit.Nashua High South offers a truly different high school experience with small, very minute flaws that could be improved to overall increase a students’ experience both socially and academically.
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Nashua High School South has a very diverse academic catalogue and teachers to educate students in almost anything they may wish to learn. To accompany the multitude of academics is a plethora of clubs and activities started by the students. Dozens of new clubs are being started every year and if there isn't one that interests you, you can just create your own! In fact, this year, my friend created STEMbuds and enlisted me to help him. Every Wednesday after school we would go to five elementary schools and teach them about the joys of math. When asked at the end of the year how they felt about the club the kids told us that it was pretty cool and that they were looking forward to the club next year! The school prepares you well for college and the administrators are always kind and helpful. The food at the school is a little sub-par and times but usually not too bad. Overall Nashua High School South is a wonderful school and worth attending!
I liked the diverse student body and school culture but felt that the administration did not care at all about the students and clubs/extracurriculars many students were proposing. Also, the administration told us they are open to comments from students about the school and how it should run but when students did come up with ideas, we were told that it would be implemented but as weeks and months passed by, nothing really changed (Example: Allowing hats in school). We were definitely disappointed in the fact that the example idea listed above was not implemented although the other public high school in our school district already has implemented this and been doing so for quite a while.